1. Crossing the telemedicine chasm in the US?

Please keep in mind the source, but having that said, according to the America Telemedicine Association, telemedicine might finally be gaining traction in the US. 29 states have passed laws legislating that insurance cover telemedicine, 35% of employer onsite health centers now offer telemedicine services, and 86% of states (via Medicaid) cover services without any distance limitations. Telemedicine is one more piece of the health technology ecosystem (home health monitors, EMRs, Apps, fitness trackers, sensors on a patch, smart pills) and technology adoption always comes down to one thing: Who pays? Telemedicine has had a bumpy road in the US and time will tell if/when it really takes off, but for now it looks like momentum is on its side. Stay tuned.

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